Very Good. Item #5209
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, . Stated Fourth Edition, Revised and Corrected. Small octavo; vi, 15-273pp +6pp ads. Diagrams and illustrations throughout. Blindstamped red cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Covers edgeworn and bumped at corners and spine ends, with a scuff to cloth at front and general smudging and soiling. Hinges cracked with covers opening shakily, but secure. Endpapers foxed. Small dampstain to first dozen or so pages at top about half an inch away from spine and 1.5 inches down along gutter, not involving text. Opens easily to between gatherings, but binding is still sound and pages unmarked.
"A practical guide and receipt book for the liquor merchant," covering the "manufacture and imitation" of spirits, the making of wine, champagne, essences, bitters, syrups, rules for reducing and strengthening alcohol, and more. [Amerine 2802, Noling p. 338].